Stevens 1895-02-18

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Dull. Thaw. Inns called about spouting and WC. Langley called about Penny Bank prizes for regular attendance. I visited Sarah Hone, Thomas Henry Hone, Thomas Green, Widow Wyatt, John Lamb (out), Widow Hancox (out), John West Junior. A pretty general thaw has commenced and the atmosphere is intensely cold.

Mr Langley came down again this evening at my request about the premiums to school children for regularity of attendance during 1894. We agreed that no child should be considered at all “regular” who was absent more than once a week on the average during the year, in other words 90 per cent of attendances must be made and thus 1d for every 5 absences should be deducted from the maximum premium of 2/6.

Ezra Green called and asked me to fill up a form of application for outdoor relief whilst the frost lasts. Jewell wrote again about the land. Henry Bishop came and I paid him for 2 tons coal for school, by cheque.